scale bar = 1cm.
Subterranean Clover - introduced (*Trifolium subterraneum)
Family: Fabaceae (Pea family).
Native of the Mediterranean region, Africa and Asia.
Occurrence: Widespread on roadsides and bushland.
- it has small white pea-flowers
- the flower clusters have only a few (usually 3 to 6) flowers
- it is a prostrate plant with few branches
- after flowering, the flower-heads are pushed into
the ground (and hence the name, subterranean).
Subterranean Clover has been extensively planted in pasture land. There are numerous varieties
Photos 1: Subterranean Clover. Campbell St, Castlemaine.
2: Flower. Castlemaine. 3: Wonthaggi.